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The eagerly anticipated winners of this year’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced this week. The six winning projects uniquely differ from one another but, as Faisal Ali explains, they share one important aspect.

As anticipation for the upcoming Ismaili Center in Houston continues to build, Prince Amyn joined Honorable Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner earlier today to engage in a dialogue around what the Center will represent.

Shortly after his arrival in Houston yesterday, Prince Amyn met with Houston Mayor, the Honorable Sylvester Turner at City Hall. During their meeting, the Mayor bestowed Prince Amyn with an Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston.

Join us for a live presentation today from Houston, USA, featuring reflections on the upcoming Ismaili Center from Prince Amyn and Mayor of the City of Houston Sylvester Turner.

Hosts and guests of the Africa Day celebration at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, including Ambassadors of African Countries in Portugal, gather for a group photograph.

On 25 May 2022, the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon commemorated Africa Day at an event organised by the Group of Ambassadors of African countries in Portugal, in partnership with the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal (left), and Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal (right), enjoy a light moment at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.

An Iftar dinner was hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, earlier this week, attended by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Princess Zahra, and Prince Hussain. Representatives of fellow faith communities, diplomats, and government officials were invited to break the fast alongside leaders of the Jamat and the Aga Khan Development Network.

Princess Zahra welcomes Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of Greece, to the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, as Prince Hussain and Nazim Ahmad look on.

The President of Greece, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, during her three-day trip to Portugal last week. She was welcomed to the Centre by Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain.

Central atrium and staircase at the Ismaili Center Houston. Each atrium is designed in such a way as to fill the heart of the building with natural light.

The new Ismaili Center in Houston will express in physical form the Jamat’s commitment to building a pluralist society and finding ways to unite diverse people and cultures. The Center’s design is contemporary, yet reflects a historically rooted, rich architectural heritage. It combines modern architectural technology with traditional Persian forms and ornament, including ceramic mosaics and mashrabiya screens.

The forecourt garden with its reflecting pool at the entrance of the building creates a contemplative atmosphere. The new Center will feature beautiful spaces, intricate geometry, and highly crafted work.

Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam for the Jamat in the USA and around the world, the new Ismaili Center will represent dialogue between faith and world, East and West, traditional and contemporary, and between humanity and nature.

The forecourt garden with its reflecting pool at the entrance of the building creates a contemplative atmosphere. The new Center will feature beautiful spaces, intricate geometry, and highly crafted work.

Establecido por Mawlana Hazar Imam para el Jamat en los Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo, el nuevo Centro Ismaili representará el diálogo entre la fe y lo mundano, Oriente y Occidente, lo tradicional y lo contemporáneo y entre la humanidad y la naturaleza.

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Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.

Join us live from Lisbon, Portugal, for two special events featuring lectures from Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee members, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa and Meisa Batayneh. The lectures will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October, and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden is one of London’s hidden gems. The serene setting of this beautiful courtyard style garden draws from the traditions of Islamic faith that have inspired outstanding buildings for many centuries throughout the world.